Pediatric Ear Infection Treatment Questions and Answers
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An ear infection can be difficult for an adult to deal with and even more difficult for a child to deal with. In fact, children are more likely to get an ear infection and can experience more symptoms than adults. These symptoms can be disorienting and even painful for a child, so it’s a good idea to have an ear infection properly diagnosed and treated.
Here at East County Urgent Care, we see many young patients with ear infections, and we help them get back to their normal selves so they can get back to their carefree lives. If your child has any symptoms of an ear infection, then bring him or her to our urgent care clinic for children’s ear infections in El Cajon, CA.
How do you tell your child has an ear infection?
There are several signs and symptoms you can look out for as a parent. For younger children, you’ll have to listen to them and help them explain their symptoms. Some of the common signs and symptoms can be:
- Ear pain
- Fluid drainage from the ear
- Trouble hearing or responding to you
- Loss of balance
- Fever of 100 F or higher
- Trouble sleeping
- Crying and fussiness
- Appetite loss
- Your child is constantly tugging his or her ear
If your child is experiencing some of the signs or symptoms above, then your child might have an ear infection. An ear infection can clear up on its own, but not always. It’s important to monitor the problem, but sometimes it’s necessary to manage the symptoms or treat the cause.
When should I take my child to the doctor for an ear infection?
It’s necessary to take your child to the doctor if he or she is experiencing:
- Sleeplessness or irritability in an infant or toddler after he or she experienced a cold or respiratory infection
- Signs or symptoms in a child less than 6 months of age
- Signs or symptoms that have been lasting for over a day
- Severe ear pain
- Any discharge of pus or a bloody fluid from the ear
If your child is experiencing any of the conditions above, then take him or her to see a doctor.
Does urgent care cure ear infections?
Often your family doctor won’t be available right away. It can be very inconvenient to have to wait to see your family doctor, especially if your child is suffering from the symptoms of an ear infection. Instead, bring your child to an urgent care clinic. Urgent care clinics can easily diagnose and treat ear infections in children, and you won’t have to make an appointment.
Our professionals can diagnose your child on the spot and treat your child with medication, if necessary. We can help manage pain symptoms with medication or anesthetic drops, or we can provide a mild antibiotic to clear up the issue.
Do you provide urgent care for children’s ear infections near me in El Cajon, CA.
Yes, we do! You’ll find our El Cajon, CA location at 1625 E. Main Street # 100 El Cajon, CA 92021. We’re open for you and your child every day from 8am – 4:00pm & S-S 9am-2:30pm. You don’t need to make an appointment with us, but you can do so online if you would prefer to.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and helping your child get better here at East County Urgent Care!
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